Category: Cocktails

Beach Day!


Champagne with Red Fruits

Peri Peri Prawns

I know.  This still isn’t the Riviera Maya photo post.  I am the worst.  I’m sorry.  I give you Lobstar as a peace offering.

 Lobstar Benedict
butter poached lobster, poached eggs, sauce Béarnaise, basil cress, char grilled brioche

Elderflower & Raspberry Prosecco

New York Style Lobster Roll
egg fried mayo, hazelnut, fennel and mango salad, twice cooked fries

Twice Cooked Fries

We’ve been soaking up as much local Christmas tradition as possible before heading to the States tomorrow.  Scott has made it his personal mission to try every freshly baked mince pie in the city.  His favourite, however, was much closer to home at Avoca.

Now onto Southern goodies for Christmas and Mexican specialties for New Year (on the beach. . .with lots of top shelf margaritas)!

We thought we’d sneak in another quick trip to Lyon before all this Euro 2016 nonsense starts.  Here are some highlights. . .

Les Lyonnais Bouchon

Oeufs en Meurette (Poached Eggs in Red Wine Sauce)

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Quenelle de brochet (Pike dumpling with Lobster Sauce)

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Terrine Maison (Veal Tongue Terrine)

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Magret de Canard (Duck with Honey Sauce)

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Tarte à la Praline

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Financier Maison aux Pralines

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Musée Cinéma et Miniature

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Bar Le Florian

Dark & Stormy

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If you’re looking for craft beer in Central London, particularly near Fleet Street, I can highly recommend Harrild & Sons.  They have an excellent draft, cask & bottle menu!

Just FYI: Since we’re still overseas, a comprehensive Punta Cana post will follow in mid January when we get back to France.  🙂

Geneva, Switzerland

The original Café de Paris butter

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Post Izumi Lunch Fade

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MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

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Turin, Italy


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MiaGola (CAT!) Caffè
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Lyon, France

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Les Fleurs du Malt

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Cassoulet of Snails

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Sardinia, Italy

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Dubai, UAE

World’s Most Expensive Shake Shack


Bangalore, India

moo. . .

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Even More Gulab Jamun!

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Girona, Spain

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Pardon My French (followed by late night Sunny & Annie’s!)

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Everything Bagel @ Tompkins Square Bagels

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Leftover Dan Dan Noodles from Han Dynasty

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Artichoke Basille’s

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Frankfurt, Germany

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


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Let’s get it out on the table-  sometimes Scott is a monster.  Yesterday, on his way home from the office, he stopped at the Carrefour Supermarché, located just outside of the city in Meylan.  His purpose there was attending the last day of a sale on single malt whiskies to restock his stash.

When he arrived home, I began unpacking his bags: Lagavulin 16, Scapa 16, Aberlour 18, a giant box of Rice Krispies & 1.5lbs (!) marshmallows.  When I looked up, he was grinning sheepishly.  I guess there’s no better way to ask me to make you Rice Krispies Treats than to provide (an excess of) the ingredients.  So yes, he is a monster, albeit a very lovable one. . .like a cat.  😉

Salted Brown Butter & Bourbon Rice Krispies Treats

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Brunch Cocktail

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Selection of Complimentary Starters with Warm Pitas

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Alphabet City Benedict

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I’m a sucker for a good shakshuka, and the food at Timna is delicious.  Plus, it makes a nice change from the usual Cafe Mogador brunch, located just a few doors up.

Restaurant Bar B-12

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Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Cream Cheese, Walnuts & Basil

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Artichoke Croquettes with Hummus

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Indigo Restaurant & Lounge


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Gin & Tonic

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Bubbles Gastrobar

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El Primer Glop De Cervesa

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Sagardoa (Basque Cider)

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Osteria Coco

Local Sausage & Ricotta with Honey

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Pane Frattau (my favourite dish of the trip!)

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Seafood Risotto

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Mono Tiramisureria

Pistachio Tiramisu

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Osteria Tecla


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Da Roby’s

Focaccia Farcita

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Pizza Bianco

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Gelatissimo La Maddalena

Mirto & Pistachio Gelato

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The Duke Cocktail & Lounge Bar


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